Hope and Change?

Kevin McCullough

1/25/2009 12:00:00 AM - Kevin McCullough

In the historic week that fulfilled the dream of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, the worst instincts possible from within America’s black community rained down foolishness upon America. Foolishness so great that even the non-violent Dr.King would be likely to reconsider corporal punishment.

According to CNN, African Americans across the nation, by a majority of 69%, see the dream that King spoke of with such clarity as having been achieved in the rise to the Oval Office.

The inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama as our nation’s 44th president should have been an occasion of historic optimism and hope. The net result of this historic week has actually rendered greater levels of racism in America, and furthered horrific persecution of the innocent abroad. President Obama is solely responsible for the latter, and is guilty of the former through his silence. What should be an occasion of historic joy and achievement has instead been marred by an ugliness that we have only President Obama to thank for.

During the festivities in Washington DC this week, rappers Jay-Z and Young Jeezy took to the mic amongst a teeming DC crowd to assault all who were present with shrieks of racism, profanity, and anti-patriotic displays. These expressions were present only because Barack Obama had been elected to the office of President. Setting aside the rampant use of the “N” word, the rappers, lacing their tirades with numerous F-bombs, hurled insults at white America with impunity.

This type of behavior is expected from Young Jeezy. Thugs who are raised to believe that women are sex objects, and that all white people are to be distrusted are expected to engage in animalistic, juvenile, and grossly hate-filled behavior. Perhaps when President Obama gets around to expanding the hate-crimes laws in the way he so wishes to, there will be a clause directed straight at the ignorant hip-hoppers who love the bling.

Jay-Z, on the other hand is a different story.

Jay-Z and his wife, singer Beyonce, had been guests of honor at President and Michelle Obama’s inaugural events.

When the need for votes from white Americans was the business of the campaign, Senator Obama repeatedly renounced associations with such profane expression. Nearly one week after the fact, Obama has yet to distance himself from this “celebration” that “honored” his ascendance to power. In his silence, as it pertains to his invited guests who made public displays and attributions to his election, he has allowed the advancement of ideas that are more racist and unjust than many of the expressions of segregation that were pervasive in his childhood.

Hope and Change?

The decision to remain silent on the performance of the potty-mouthed guttersnipes was, however, the less offensive, and even less problematic of the damaging decisions made this past week.

Not yet in office a full seven days, President Obama put his signature to an executive order that reinstated the liability of we the people as taxpayers for the deaths of hundreds of children across the globe. You get no say in this. There is no “opt-out” box to check. The tax bill you submit will inextricably link you directly to the systematic deaths of these children. Their cries will not be heard, and no leftist, progressive political group will rally in Washington to end the violence against them.

When President Obama signed the executive order forcing us as taxpayers to once again fund the Mexico City Policy, celebrations in feminist and pro-abortion offices resounded across America.

How perverted is that?

American women were shrieking with delight at the reality of you and I being forced to join in procedures, and to strongly intimidate through suggestive means, the killing of a mother’s child.

How does one celebrate that?

In other countries, many of them third world, a family’s child is one of the few sources of joy a home can know. By reissuing this policy, Barack Obama has sentenced more Latin and Black children to death than if he had simply ordered an invasion of Mexico or Somalia.

For all of his campaign rhetoric promoting the ideas of Hope an Change, such callous and calculated policies fly directly in the face of his care for women, his desire for justice, his profession of fairness, and his faith in God.

As a pundit, I had repeatedly expressed my well wishes and desires for our President to succeed during his days in Office. I am vested in my President succeeding for the good of my country. Thus, to extend fairness, and even goodwill to the new commander in Chief, I resisted the inclination to speculate on likelihoods, and pledged to wait on the formation of policies before leveling criticisms.

Mr. President, I was prepared to give you longer than four days.

Both your apathy and your actions in only your first week in office demonstrate your hardened ambivalence to both those who seek racial equity and to those who love children as Christ instructed them to.

Unlike your supporters, we do not wish, nor will we seek to brandish your term in office as one of racial dishonesty. Your achievement this week was historic. Your reaction in light of it is both sickening and disheartening.

Let’s hope for a better week two...